The best way to wipeout hard disk?

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  1. mirko13

    mirko13 MDL Novice

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  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Killdisk or dban
     
  3. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    Try R-Wipe & Clean then - its works great
     
  4. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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  5. mirko13

    mirko13 MDL Novice

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    This doesn't work for me..whether it is necessary that the whole partition is empty when I start the process of destruction files?These programs only destroy one part of the partition that is not busy with the current files?
     
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  7. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Boot off a windows 7 install dvd, load a command prompt and type:

    diskpart
    sel dis 0
    clean all

    Let it run until it finishes and the disk should be wiped to 0's
     
  8. gamer765

    gamer765 MDL Novice

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    What you need is one of these bad boys
    magnets.jpg
    Swipe over your hard drive uniformly several times and it'll wipe your data clean.
     
  9. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild MDL Member

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    Good tips! Not sure if you are serious with the magnet portion? That really works?!?!
     
  10. zen45

    zen45 MDL Senior Member

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    a magnet lol not unless your using a floppy disk !!:p
     
  11. piercekalton

    piercekalton MDL Member

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    I don't know much about erasing hard drives, but is it still possible to recover data after writing 0's for example by using MHDD?
     
  12. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    I created 2 text files, deleted them with CCleaner's Advanced overwrite (DOD 5220.22-M) and then run the recovery software suggested in this thread. It didn't find anything :)
     
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  13. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Or a hammer, works pretty well (also from experience)

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  14. zen45

    zen45 MDL Senior Member

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    yep a hammer knocks those pesky 1 and 0's clean off the disk done that a time or 2 myself :p
     
  15. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    One wonders what you are doing that needs to be so completely obliterated :eek: Anyway i would use the paid version of Killdisk and then re-format the drive.
     
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